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Tunnel

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796911

This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.

Airport

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796935

This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.

Bridge

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796904

This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.

Road

Sharon Nittinger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796898

This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.

Fire Truck

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800068

Fire trucks help to save lives and prevent the spread of dangerous fires every day. Readers will learn where a fire truck gets its water supply, what kind of equipment it contains, and the ways firefighters use these tools to help keep people safe.

Tractor

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800051

Tractors are an essential tool for farmers everywhere. Readers will learn how farmers use tractors to plant and harvest the crops we use every day. They will also find out how people use tractors to maintain their yards and do chores.

What Does It Do? Ambulance

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800044

Ambulances can help save lives when people are sick or injured. Readers will learn about the different kinds of lifesaving equipment found on an ambulance. They will also learn about the paramedics and EMTs that staff these important vehicles.

Cement Mixer

Gaetano Capici (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800082

From bridges and streets to houses and skyscrapers, cement is an important material used in many of the structures we use every day. Readers will find out how cement mixers are used to blend, transport, and spread cement wherever it is needed.

Crane

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800020

Tall cranes tower above construction sites and line the edges of shipping ports. Readers will find out how different types of cranes are used to help build skyscrapers, load cargo ships, and much more.

Digger

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800037

Almost anything we build requires some sort of digging. Buildings, tunnels, and swimming pools all start with holes in the ground. Readers will find out how different kinds of diggers are used to create these holes. They will also learn about how diggers are used to help scientists learn more about the Earth.

What Should I Do? In the Car

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800600

The potential dangers of riding in automobiles are presented, and readers are taught about seatbelt safety and how to avoid distracting a driver.

How Does It Fly? Blimp

Sharon Nittinger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800792

Blimps were once a popular form of transportation. Find out how they work and why they are not so common anymore.

How Does It Fly? Bomber Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800754

Discover what makes bomber planes different from regular airplanes and learn how they have been used throughout history.

How Does It Fly? Fighter Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800747

Since airplanes were first invented, they have often been used for military purposes. Learn about different kinds of fighter planes and find out how they are different from regular planes.

How Does It Fly? Helicopter

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800730

Learn how a spinning set of blades makes a helicopter fly and find out how pilots steer these interesting vehicles.

How Does It Fly? Jet Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800778

Learn all about how these speedy airplanes were created, how they work, and how they help us travel.

How Did They Build That? Lighthouse

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801164

Find out how lighthouses work and how they have changed throughout history.

Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story

Dandi Daley Mackall (author), Chris Ellison (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531559

In 1932, Akron, Ohio was no better off than other parts of the country. Since Black Tuesday in '29, companies are closed, men all over the state are out of work, and families are running out of hope. Thirteen-year-old Rudy wants to help but doesn't know where to turn. His father, sullen and withdrawn, spends his time sulking on their front porch. His mother is desperate, not knowing how she will feed and care for her family. When Rudy learns of other boys leaving town and heading west to seek their fortunes, he hops a train figuring at least there will be one less mouth to feed at home. As Rudy lives the hobo life while he "rides the rails" to California, young readers are given a snapshot view and testament of Depression-era America.Writer Dandi Daley Mackall met the real "Ramblin' Rudy" in 2000 and was inspired to capture his story and the spirit of adventure shown by many during the Great Depression. She conducts writing workshops across the United States and speaks at numerous conferences. Dandi lives in West Salem, Ohio. Rudy Rides the Rails is Chris Ellison's second book with Sleeping Bear Press. He also illustrated Let Them Play, which was named to the 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list. Chris is presently working on another Tales of Young Americans story about the Oklahoma Land Run. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell

Kathy-jo Wargin (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531290

Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul. Atmospheric paintings from award-winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen bring the story to life. The author of the best-selling books The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of Mackinac Island, Kathy-jo Wargin aims to help young readers notice the most intricate details of a story by adding the nuances that create magic and wonder in a good tale. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan with her family. The Edmund Fitzgerald is her 10th book with Sleeping Bear Press. Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. The Edmund Fitzgerald is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. The Legend of Sleeping Bear was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.

The Christmas Tree Ship

Carol Crane (author), Chris Ellison (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410365750

On November 21, 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons set sail from a small northern Michigan town across Lake Michigan. Affectionately dubbed the "Christmas Tree Ship," this was an annual trek for the Rouse Simmons. With its cargo of Christmas trees, the ship was bound for Chicago. There Captain Herman Scheunemann would sell the trees for 50 cents or $1.00 and even gave many away to needy families. But the schooner never makes its destination. The Rouse Simmons, with all hands and cargo, disappears into the cold waters. The ship's wreckage is not found until 1971. Drawing from stories told by her grandfather, author Carol Crane weaves a fictional tale based on the true events of the doomed schooner. And she explains how the captain's widow went on to continue his tradition of delivering holiday trees to Chicago. Carol Crane's many books for Sleeping Bear Press include the best-selling P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet and The Handkerchief Quilt. As a literacy advocate, Carol speaks at schools and conferences. She lives in North Carolina. Chris Ellison has illustrated children's picture books and adult historical fiction for nearly 20 years. His book Let Them Play was a 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Chris lives in Mississippi.

Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five Mile Poem

Gloria Whelan (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308474

Set in the late 1950s, this is the moving story of a young boy whose father operates a ferryboat between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. As young Mark witnesses the building of the new Mackinac Bridge, he is torn between family loyalty and eager anticipation. He can't help being awestruck by the majesty of the five-mile-long bridge that will connect the two peninsulas and change the lives of so many. But the Mighty Mac will also put Mark's father out of business. As his father struggles with the flow of progress, Mark dreams of future bridges he will build. Details of the complex construction of the bridge will fascinate children as they learn an important part of America's history and come to understand the meaning of change. The Mackinac Bridge Authority provides history notes at the back of the book.

How Does It Fly? Hot Air Balloon

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800761

Find out how these beautiful balloons float through the air and discover what makes them fly.

Best Mates on the Boat

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539594

Herbie and his siblings have fun with their imaginations while on their grandparents' boat.

A Spider in the Race Car!

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539570

Herbie Bear and his grandpa build a race car together. The project stirs Herbie's imagination and helps him to learn a lesson in bravery.

Push and Pull With Big Machines

Nicola Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780991502493

Big machines used in this book to explore force and motion. Important science words like push, pull, machines, and force highlighted in sidebars throughout.